Archive for September, 2013

You R U Day – Friday 20th September

Representatives from each of the four network high schools holding the You R U logo designed in their school colours.

Representatives from each of the four network high schools holding the You R U logo designed in their school colours.

The South Weston High School’s Network Student Leadership Councils (or SRCs) has a history of being involved in high impact student action initiatives that aim to make a difference in our schools and local community.  In 2011 the network worked together to coordinate Cyber Safety Week, a week focused on students taking action to ensure a safe environment for all IT users. Last year Melrose, Telopea and Stromlo High Schools worked together to coordinate RED Day, a highly promoted and successful campaign to promote Respect Equity and Diversity in our school communities.  These successful student leadership action initiatives were the first of their kind in the ACT region and have received recognition through the ACT Children’s Week Awards, and the Youth InterACT Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards.

This year Alfred Deakin High School, Melrose High SchoolYou R U Day 2, Stromlo High School and Telopea Park School have worked together again, to create the You R U campaign.  This campaign spreads the message that we are all individuals, to be respected and celebrated for who we are. 

On Friday 20th September (after our original day was rescheduled due to rain) 400 students from the network schools gathered at Telopea Park School oval to celebrate individuality.  Each school prepared a series of activities to help promote our message, and encourage students from different schools to mingle and get to know each other.  Students were given the opportunity to write a positive message for the affirmation wall, view some original artwork and vote for their favourite, have a BBQ lunch and participate in some cross-school house races and novelty events. The day was a huge success (despite the weather not being fantastic) and a brief story was aired on WIN news and featured in the Chronicle.

Thank you to all staff and students who were involved.

National Consistent Collection Of Data

Stromlo High School has been selected to be a lead school in the first phase of the nationally consistent collection of data for school students with a disability. Students included in this collection of data are those that meet the definition of disability (keep in mind that this is broad and includes areas such as mental health).
Parents of students that Stromlo High School make educational adjustments for in relation to students with a disability will receive a letter in the post next week.
Please direct any queries to Kendal Achurch-Ihle.

World Vision 40 Hour Famine Fundraising Results

The World Vision 40 Hour Famine was held at Stromlo High School on Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September (Week 6, Term 3). It was a fantastic success, with 34 students from participating in the challenge to raise money to help fund the World Vision projects in Malawi, Ethiopia, East Timor, Nepal, Tanzania and Uganda. The 40 Hour Famine was made into a House Competition with each Sports House competing to raise the most money and win a free barbecue, hosted by the SRC.

Oakey won the free barbecue, having raised a grand total of $2499.00! The total amount raised by students at Stromlo High School was an amazing $5986.85, which was more than any other school in South Canberra! This is an amazing effort by Stromlo High School and a real credit to our student leaders, Max Jasinski, Andrew MacMillan and Ruby Whalan who organised and ran the 40 Hour Famine and did a fantastic job at getting students inspired about stopping childhood hunger.

Congratulations to Jamie Clayden

Congratulations to Jamie Clayden who was recently selected in the Volleyball Australia’s Junior Women’s Development Program – 2013 Churchill Volleyball Training Camp.  She will miss week 9 of term 4 playing for Stromlo in Melbourne, and then week 10 for the development camp.  Well done Jamie!

Term 3 Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Night

Term 3 reports will be sent via the post later this week and should arrive to your home by Friday or early next week. The report also contains information about how to access the online booking system for the parent-teacher night.

The parent-teacher night will be held on Wednesday, 16th October, between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm, in the school hall known as SPACE.

Interviews will be 6 minutes in length and we have made provision for multiple parent codes as a result of the feedback we received from the last parent-teacher evening.

Stromfest 2013

It is that time of year again when the students of Stromlo High School bring the best Arts entertainment to you. This year StromFest will be showcased over two evenings in the more intimate CCPAC. Refreshments will be provided. Book now to secure your seat as ticket will sell fast.

STROMFEST 2013 POSTER

Dance Festival 2013

Dance Festival Stromlo 2013

Congratulations to everyone who participated in The 2013 Ausdance ACT Youth Dance Festival.

Students prepare to Come Alive!

The year 9/10 Page to Stage class are stepping up their preparation for the Come Alive Festival at the National Museum of Australia next term. The group of students researched their favourite exhibits after an excursion early this term and presented their ideas to the class for a vote. The winning topics were Olga Horak’s story and the intrigue around Roger Tichborne. The plays will be presented in two different styles, the first piece portrays the sensitive content in a mixed media form, with lots of sound, movement and mask, while the second is a more light-hearted courtroom dramedy.

The performance will be in Week 3, Term 4. You can check out either the matinee or evening show on October 29th and, while tickets are free, bookings are highly recommended!

From the P&C

Thank you to those who purchased Entertainment books. Look out for them again next year. $156 raised. The P&C are happy to hear suggestions from students or Parents on how they might see fundraising used in the school.

The mango drive is on again. Last year they were YUMMY! See attached information for order forms and instructions. Gather as many orders as you can. The biggest order wins a box of mangoes. Orders in by October 25th please.

Mango Drive Order Form

The car boot sale is on again this year. November 2nd. Mark the date. Attached information about booking a space and payment details. Great chance to have a clean out, make a little money, meet other parents and support the BBQ which will be run by students saving for their World Challenge trip. Enquiries to Jenny. Phone number available from school office.

Car Boot Sale Notice

Stromlo Athletics Carnival

Congratulations to all staff and students for a fantastic effort at the Athletics Carnival last Thursday.  A special thanks to the Chapman Little Athletics Club for providing their equipment and expertise on the day. House winners and age champions will be announced shortly.  The successful student entries for the South Side Carnival will be posted outside the PE staff room later this week.



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